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tu·ber·cle

 (to͞o′bər-kəl, tyo͞o′-)
n.
1. A small rounded projecting part or outgrowth, such as a wartlike excrescence on the roots of some leguminous plants or a knoblike process in the skin or on a bone.
2. Medicine A nodule or swelling, especially a mass of lymphocytes and epithelioid cells forming the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis.

[Latin tūberculum, diminutive of tūber, lump; see tuber.]

tubercle

(ˈtjuːbəkəl) or

tuberculum

n
1. (Botany) any small rounded nodule or elevation, esp on the skin, on a bone, or on a plant
2. (Pathology) any small rounded pathological lesion of the tissues, esp one characteristic of tuberculosis
[C16: from Latin tūberculum a little swelling, diminutive of tuber]

tu•ber•cle

(ˈtu bər kəl, ˈtyu-)

n.
1. a small rounded projection or excrescence, as on a bone or on the surface of the body.
2.
a. a small, firm, rounded nodule or swelling.
b. such a swelling as the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis.
3. a tuberlike swelling or nodule on a plant.
[1570–80; < Latin tūberculum. See tuber1, -cle1]

tu·ber·cle

(to͞o′bər-kəl)
A small rounded projection or swelling, as on the roots of legumes or on skin or a bone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tubercle - a swelling that is the characteristic lesion of tuberculosistubercle - a swelling that is the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis
lesion - any localized abnormal structural change in a bodily part
2.tubercle - small rounded wartlike protuberance on a planttubercle - small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant
plant process, enation - a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
3.tubercle - a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligamenttubercle - a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
deltoid eminence, deltoid tuberosity - a bump on the outside of the humerus where the deltoid muscle attaches
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
Translations

tubercle

[ˈtjuːbəkl] N (all senses) → tubérculo m

tubercle

n (Bot) → Knoten m, → Knötchen nt; (Med also) → Tuberkel m

tu·ber·cle

n. tubérculo.
1. nódulo pequeño;
2. pequeña prominencia de un hueso;
3. lesión producida por el bacilo de la tuberculosis.
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They say that in consumption the tubercles sometimes occur in the brain; it's a pity I know nothing of medicine.
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They belonged to the tubercle kind which are peculiar to the Indian seas.
Ornamentation of a combination of tuberculated ridges and tubercles.
This is possible because the skin over the tubercles on the skull is extremely thin, effectively acting like an open window for the UV light to go through.
Additionally, most Neanurinae are characterized by strongly developed cuticular tubercles on the dorsal surface of the body.
The root canals of these additional tubercles are generally in connection with other root canals; but rarely they can be detected seperately (Friedman et al, 1986; Zidan & el-Deeb, 1991).
Tubercles less than 5 mm were seen on the right side in 13 cases and in 11 cases on the left.
formed by coalesced tubercles or corrugations of the skin) ridge-like elevation that runs along a portion, or the whole, of the midline of the rostrum (e.
Secondary mediofrontal tubercles on anterior edge of frons separated by a distance less than the distance between them and the mediofrontal tubercles.
5 mm); presence of small tubercles in upper eyelids; relative length of fingers of the forelimbs: I [approximately equal to] II < III > IV; adhesive discs of fingers I and II slightly wider than its phalanges; III and IV fingers with wider adhesive discs than its phalanges; well developed subarticular tubercles; Inner carpal tubercle well developed, ovoid.
Contract awarded for the work involves the demolition of approximately 170lm of fender piles and whalers, installation of surveyed chainage marks, diving inspection to determine the location, size and underlying steel thickness of alwc tubercles, widespread cleaning of marine growth to arrest alwc, welded plate repairs and provision of detailed records to the principals satisfaction.